Dog Paw Print and St Francis Necklace, Pink Rhodonite Black Onyx Dog Rescue Jewelry for Women

Item Description

The MY FRIEND handmade necklace is a jewelry beauty to make a dog lover’s heart sing.  It combines a  meaningful dog paw print and St. Francis pendant with pink rhodonite tubes, black onyx cubes and sterling silver.  Cast in the U.S. from lead free pewter in a rustic wax seal style, the two sided focal features a raised dog paw print on one side and a raised St. Francis (the patron saint of animals and the environment) on the other.  Both symbols glow against a recessed, dark patina background.  Encircling St. Francis are the words “S. Francisce Ora Pro Nobis,” Latin for “St. Francis, Pray for Us.”  The pendant is connected to the main body of the necklace with a sturdy sterling silver jump ring.  Please note:  the paw print and St. Francis are much shinier than what shows in most of the photos - they glow like fine old silver.  The shiny spots were reflecting my dark shirt as I photographed the necklace, making them seem darker than they actually are.


To spotlight the dog paw print and St. Francis pendant, pink rhodonite tubes and black onyx cubes were chosen.  Rhodonite is a pink gemstone that  often has dark matrix running through it.  Some of the tubes used in the necklace have heavy matrix, some have light matrix  and some are solid pink, showing the wide range of rhodonite coloration.  Since the rhodonite tubes were hand cut, they are not 100% “perfect” in shape and size, adding even more rustic appeal to the overall necklace design.  


Shiny black onyx cubes were added between the first six tubes, separated by glowing sterling silver beads.  The back of the MY FRIEND necklace is finished with two groupings of three rhodonite gemstones, separated by a single onyx cube.  The five black onyx cubes with a sterling bead between each finish the back of the necklace.  A twisted rope sterling silver toggle and bar securely clasp the necklace.  Created for the woman who adores her dog(s), especially if they are rescues, the MY FRIEND dog rescue necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.


***  Please note:  The MY FRIEND paw print and St. Francis pendant necklace is a part of my line of dog rescue jewelry.  When sold, 50% of the purchase price will be donated to the local Humane Society.



  • Dog paw print and St. Francis pewter pendant:  app. 22 mm x 4 mm; lead free pewter
  • Rhodonite tubes:  app. 12 mm x 4 mm
  • Black onyx cubes:  app. 4 mm x 4 mm
  • Metal:  pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver toggle clasp
  • Length:  app. 18” / 45.7 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1” / 2.54 cm, including the jump ring bail



For a better understanding of the relative size of the brown zebra jasper and pearls used to create the MY FRIEND artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Dogs are a symbol of loyalty, friendship and unconditional love.  St. Francis is the patron saint and protector of animals and the environment.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. Rhodonite is used to promote relaxation & a sense of well-being.    Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The MY FRIEND artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   

***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  

Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

N2172 - 06-04-17



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